Understanding statistics using computer demonstrations

Dunn, Peter K. (2003) Understanding statistics using computer demonstrations. Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 22 (3). pp. 261-281. ISSN 0731-9258

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This paper discusses programs that clarify some statistical ideas often discussed yet poorly understood by students. The programs adopt the approach of demonstrating what is happening, rather than using the computer to do the work for the students (and hide the understanding). The programs demonstrate normal probability plots, overfitting of models and generalized linear models. Although the implementation is in Matlab, any suitable language is appropriate.

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Additional Information: Author's version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. 'Copyright by AACE. Reprinted from the Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching with permission of AACE (http://www.aace.org).'
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Maths and Computing
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 01:03
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:43
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/2340

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